False Starts by Patrick Hough reviewed in Frieze
Can a replica ever hope to acquire the material and symbolic value traditionally reserved for the original on which it is based? And how is this value conferred? This is one among many questions put forth by Patrick Hough across the videos and objects that make up his first institutional show in Ireland, which, when taken together, broach the uncertain and slippery nature of the relationship that binds reality to history and to fiction. Text by Anya Harrison.